Standard Chartered Launches Women’s Bank Account
Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited (SCBPL) has launched a new bank account for women named ‘SC Sahar Women’s Account’. The account is designed to cater to the evolving needs of the Bank’s female customers and to support financial inclusion and empowerment of women.
Key Features of the Account
The SC Sahar Women’s Account offers a range of services to its customers, including:
No initial deposit or minimum balance requirement
Free debit card and cheque book issuance
Free account statements and bank certificates
24/7 digital banking services
Available in Islamic Banking
For business customers, the account includes a waiver on installation charges and monthly fee of ‘Straight-to-Bank’ (S2B) payment platform. This platform allows the user to make payments and track business transactions on the move.
Asset and Wealth Proposition
The SC Sahar account also offers asset and wealth products, such as:
Rate breaks on personal finance
Cash back on credit card spend with a first year annual fee waiver
Fee-waiver on ‘home finance’ processing fee
‘Easy Credit’ (Revolving-Finance) at preferential rates
Corporate card for business owners
Specialised advisory services on investment and insurance products
Cash backs on mutual funds
Discount on insurance investments
Supporting Female Customers
Saadya Riaz, Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking at Standard Chartered Bank, commented on the launch of the SC Sahar Women’s Account: “We hope to inspire women to manage their own finances through regulated banking channels, by availing a wide range of benefits and opportunities.”
To enhance the customer experience, female staff (Sahar Champions) have been deployed at customer touch points such as SCBPL branches and contact centres. Account holders can also access video tutorials for financial literacy and banking products.
In conclusion, the SC Sahar Women’s Account provides a range of services and benefits to its female customers, allowing them to manage their finances with ease and convenience.
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